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Professor Steve Furber, Designer of the Original ARM Microprocessor, Joins Tachyum Board of Advisors


Silicon Valley startup Tachyum Inc. announced today that Professor Steve
Furber, the highly regarded original designer of the world's leading
embedded processor, the ARM microprocessor, has joined its Board of
Advisors. In this capacity, Prof. Furber will help position the
company's Prodigy processor to achieve disruptive performance in Spiking
Model neural simulations, as well as standard data center workloads.

Steve Furber is a long-time ICL Professor of Computer Engineering at the
University of Manchester in the UK researching asynchronous processors,
low-power design, on-chip interconnect and neural systems engineering.
His most recent research project, SpiNNaker, is building a new kind of
computer that directly mimics the workings of the human brain.

Prior to his academic career, Furber worked as a hardware designer and
design manager at Acorn Computers Ltd. where he developed the BBC Micro
computer and the ARM microprocessor. More than 120 billion ARM
processors have been manufactured as of 2018. Prof. Furber has been
named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, a Distinguished
Fellow of the British Computing Society, Fellow of the Royal Society and
Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

"I look forward to collaborating with Tachyum to help its management
make informed strategic decisions that will help accelerate the
realization of their disruptive products," said Furber.

"Steve Furber is a true giant in processor architecture development, as
well as one of the world's leading experts on human brain simulation
research," said Dr. Radoslav Danilak, Tachyum Co-founder and CEO. "We
are extremely gratified to be able to collaborate with Professor Furber
on our Prodigy processor."

Tachyum's Prodigy will provide unprecedented compute performance and
power efficiency for Data Center and AI applications, and it will enable
a new generation of Supercomputers. Prodigy is the smallest and fastest
general purpose, 64-bit processor, requiring 10x less power and reducing
server cost by 3x. New proprietary software has made many parts of the
hardware found in a typical processor redundant. Shorter wires, due to a
smaller core, translates into much greater speed for the processor. The
ultra-low power Prodigy processor, will allow system integrators to
build a 32 Tensor Exaflops AI supercomputer. This will enable users to
simulate, in real-time, human brain-sized Neural Networks beginning in
2020, instead of 2028.

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About Tachyum
Named for the Greek "tachy," meaning speed,
combined with "-um," indicating an element, Tachyum emerged from stealth
mode in 2017 to engineer disruptive intelligent information processing
products. Tachyum's founders have a track record of solving problems
caused by device physics to deliver transformational products to market,
and are backed by IPM Growth, the Central & Eastern European venture
capital platform, as Tachyum's lead investor. For more information

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